Mia Sara

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Mia Sara
Born Mia Sarapochiello
(1967-06-19) June 19, 1967 (age 47)
Brooklyn Heights, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s)

Mia Sara (born June 19, 1967) is an American actress best known for her roles in films such as Legend (1985), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), and Timecop (1994).[1]

Early life[edit]

Sara was born Mia Sarapochiello /ˌsɑːrəpəˈkjɛl/ in Brooklyn Heights, New York. She is the daughter of Diana, a stylist and also a photographer, and Jerome Sarapochiello, a photographer and artist.[2][3] She attended St. Ann's School, in Brooklyn, New York.[4]

Career[edit]

Sara's breakthrough roles came in the mid-1980s as Princess Lili, playing opposite Tom Cruise in Legend [4] and as Ferris Bueller's girlfriend, Sloane Peterson, in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.[4] She also appeared in the miniseries Queenie, a roman à clef on actress Merle Oberon,[5] as well as 1992's A Stranger Among Us, directed by Sidney Lumet. In 1994 she starred opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in the blockbuster Timecop, for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.[6]

Her television roles have included playing Annie Knox in the science fiction series Time Trax (1993–94) and Dr. Harleen Quinzel in the short-lived WB Network superhero show Birds of Prey (2002).

Personal life[edit]

Sara enjoys flying and holds a private pilot license. In March 1996, Sara was married to Jason Connery, the son of Sean Connery, with whom she performed in Bullet to Beijing. In June 1997, they had a son, Dashiell Quinn Connery. The couple divorced in 2002. She is now married to Brian Henson, oldest son of Muppets creator Jim Henson;[7] they have one daughter, Amelia Jane Henson.

Filmography[edit]

Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1985 Legend Princess Lily
1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off Sloane Peterson
1987 Queenie Queenie Kelly TV miniseries
1988 Shadows in the Storm Melanie
Apprentice to Murder Alice Spangler
Any Man's Death Gerlind
The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Sara Fletcher Episode: "Twisted Sisters"
1989 Big Time Fran TV movie
Till We Meet Again Delphine de Lancel TV miniseries
1990 Daughter of Darkness Katherine Thatcher TV movie
1991 A Climate for Killing Elise Shipp A.k.a. "A Row of Crows"
By the Sword Erin Clavelli
1992 A Stranger Among Us Leah
1993 Time Trax Annie Knox 2 episodes
Blindsided Chandler Strange TV movie
Call of the Wild Jessie Gosselin
1994 Caroline at Midnight Victoria Dillon A.k.a. "Someone's Watching"
Timecop Melissa Walker Won—The "Best Supporting Actress" Saturn Award
1995 The Set-Up Gina Sands
The Maddening Cassie Osborne
Bullet to Beijing Natasha Gradetsky TV movie
Black Day Blue Night Hallie Schrag
1995/96 Chicago Hope Annie Rueman 2 episodes
1996 Strangers Ginny Episode: "Stone Heart"
The Pompatus of Love Cynthia
Undertow Willie Yates TV movie
1997 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Mara TV movie
1998 Hard Time Myler TV movie
1999 Dazzle Miss Martinet
2000 Little Insects Princess Dayzie Voice only
2001 Turn of Faith Annmarie De Carlo
The Impossible Elephant Molly Connor A.k.a. "The Incredible Elephant"
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story Ondine TV miniseries
2002 Lost in Oz Loriellidere TV movie
2002–03 Birds of Prey Dr. Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn
2003 Hoodlum & Son Ellen Heaven
2005 CSI: NY Cala Winger Episode: "Jamalot"
2006 Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Beautiful Passenger Episode: "Battleground"
2007 Tinseltown Lena TV pilot
2011 The Witches of Oz Princess Langwidere Miniseries
2012 Dorothy and the Witches of Oz Princess Langwidere
2013 Pretty Pretty Narciss Short film

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  2. ^ Nazafuneralhome.com
  3. ^ "Mia Sara Biography (1967–)". Filmreference. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  4. ^ a b c Scott, Vernon (1986-07-25). "Mia Sara Lands Plum Roles Despite Lack of Training". Schenectady Gazette. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  5. ^ Hill, Michael E. (1987-05-10). "Mia Sara drops teen act for 'Queenie'". Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  6. ^ "Past Saturn Awards : Film Awards : Best Supporting Actress". The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  7. ^ Henson.com

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